Early College Career Pathway Programs

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Springfield High School of Commerce

Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 at Springfield’s High School of Commerce (and the Springfield Honors Academy) can launch their college careers at STCC in six different pathways to a certificate or associate degree.

Eligible 10th grade students begin with our First Year Experience course. After completion of this course, students select from the following pathways for their 11th and 12th grade years:

  • Computer/Cyber Security
  • Human Services/Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Health Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media/Graphic Design

STCC tuition is completely free, and books and other supplies are provided by Commerce. Students can earn up to 20 college credits while completing their high school studies.

West Springfield High School

Students attending West Springfield High School are eligible to earn college credits and work towards an associate degree at STCC.

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

STCC tuition is completely free and students are eligible for up to $100 per class for books. Westside students can earn up to 15 college credits while completing their high school studies.


For more information, contact Pamela Westmoreland, Director of Early College Initiatives, at (413) 755-4655 or earlycollege@stcc.edu.